All Jannus buildings will be closed for a minimum of 3 weeks, starting March 16th. Jannus believes this is the right thing to do for their staff given the COVID progression and to support the community in minimizing the spread. Jannus knows this has a significant impact on your programs. Jannus will continue to monitor the progress of this virus and communicate as often as is practical. The Idaho Out-of-School Network will continue to be available through email and the planned web-workshops will continue. In-person training and meetings will be canceled at this time, however, ION is happy to offer virtual meetings and virtual TA. Please let us know what you need!
Many school districts in the state of Idaho are providing school breakfast and lunch to youth. Each participating district is doing it slightly differently, so go to your district's website for specific details.
ION Web Workshop Behavior: Tips & Tricks
(April 16, 10AM)
Working with kids is rewarding, but sometimes behavior management issues can take the fun out of it. Fortunately there are little things that staff can do to prevent behaviors, transition smoothly between activities, and establish a positive climate. This workshop will give you behavior management tips and tricks that you can implement with youth immediately.
Building Block 4: Responsiveness to Culture and Identity
(April 30th, 10AM)
Introduction to Building Block 4: Responsiveness to Culture and Identity. What is "Culture and Identity" and why is it essential to the Idaho Building Blocks for Out-of-School Time Quality. This training will also include an overview of the ION website and resources available for "Culture and Identity."
Weiser's BEST Afterschool Program is doing amazing things. Check it out! Also, if you are interested in the possibility of ION creating a program profile for your program, please contact us. We are hoping to create a variety of program profiles over the next couple of years.
Out-of-school time programs and organizations have a variety of stakeholders including parents, school day staff, funders, community leaders, other policy makers, etc. The information contained in the Communication Toolkit is intended to help you share advocate for out-of-school time programming and why your program makes a difference.
WATCH DAVID RUSH, OUR AMAZING KEYNOTE FROM THIS YEAR'S SUMMIT, BREAK A WORLD RECORD!
STEM in OST
In 2018, more than 125 out-of-school programs in Idaho filled out a survey about STEM in out-of-school time. Check out the results of this survey. This data is useful to understand the landscape of STEM in out-of-school time in Idaho. Please let us know if you have any questions.